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I could travel the cosmos, but I’d choke on the stars.

Oh, it can’t be
where forever they’ll not be,
and see
hide, drive me out of their
pitiful minds
go, hide and block out,
what wish not to hear — oh! Take
take it all from
see, me for who I am
really, I know what outcome
has me in its clasp.

I see, a night like no other
upon me — no! don’t burn me father!
for I bring a gift unknown to others
do take me, lock the chamber,
off with you, and Amber.
Amber eyes, shine in the night
where wolves howl, engage in fight
battle on, my sweet Amber,
and give them all,
what they came for!

A werewolf gift given to me
I see, my sweet Amber,
on cold ground
a shiver,
rages in me, and the anger,
can’t fight back — oh Amber!
Oh Amber, the hunters have gotten to me,
they’ve spied, they’ve hunted, they’ve destroyed me!
I’ll never have you back, see.
I see, I see it in my eyes,
I see the gift my canine Amber gives
and with this gift of seeing the past
I kiss sweet Amber upon her furry head
now I part to find my father — he’ll soon be dead!

Categories: Poetry

Comments (32)

  • Jessica Kristie . June 12, 2012 . Reply

    Deep my friend. A dark story but lovingly crafted. Thank you for sharing. ♥

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . June 13, 2012 . Reply

      Thank you greatly, my dear Jessica. You’re welcome, love, I’m glad you enjoyed it. ♥ 🙂

  • Audrey Howitt . June 12, 2012 . Reply

    This has such a wonderful blend between a classical feel and a contemporary rhythm–Really fabulous piece!

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . June 13, 2012 . Reply

      Thank you, Audrey! My muse was on a roll, so I had to roll with it. 😉

  • brian miller . June 12, 2012 . Reply

    brilliant story telling man….love the intensity in it…the werewolf…and his dog amber…the bit at the end, i dont think the father is going to make it…

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . June 13, 2012 . Reply

      Thanks Brian! He’s got a lovely surprise for his father. Oh, it’s going to be fun! 😉

  • Marbles in My Pocket . June 12, 2012 . Reply

    This resonated with me, first, because I have a fascination for wolves, and second, because I just finished reading Call of the Wild, and am now reading White Fang. I read both books several times when I was a boy, and re-reading them now is a wonderful trip back to my childhood.
    Love your poem!

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . June 13, 2012 . Reply

      Now you’ve got me interested in those books (which I’ve never read). I love wolves too! Thank you, Charles, I’m glad you love it and feel so happy that this piece resonated something lovely with you. 🙂

  • hedgewitch . June 12, 2012 . Reply

    Very interesting take. I like the middle stanza–and some nice repetition of see and me throughout.

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . June 13, 2012 . Reply

      Thank you Hedgewitch, and thanks for stopping by, love. ♥

  • Heaven . June 12, 2012 . Reply

    Enjoyed the narration ~ That last stanza packs a powerful ending to the gift of seeing death on the horizon ~

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . June 13, 2012 . Reply

      Thank you, Heaven, I’m glad you got some enjoyment out of this piece. This piece was born during one of those days when my muse won’t allow me to stop writing – and I just LOVE those days! Ideas and a billion thoughts come, come, come! Thanks for stopping by, love. ♥ 🙂

  • Alex Dissing . June 12, 2012 . Reply

    Nice, narrative touch in this one.

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . June 14, 2012 . Reply

      Thank you, Alex, and thank you for visiting. 🙂

  • Mark WIndham . June 12, 2012 . Reply

    good stuff, it is very rhythmic in the narrative. keeps flowing like the lope of the wolf.

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . June 14, 2012 . Reply

      Thank you, Mark! It kept coming and coming! Thanks for the read and stopping by! 🙂

  • Natasha . June 12, 2012 . Reply

    Brad!! I LOVE this…supreme awesomeness…

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . June 14, 2012 . Reply

      Tash! :p

      Hey love, thank you so much! It was both fun and sad to write. I’m glad you LOVE it!

      Love you! ♥

  • kelly . June 12, 2012 . Reply

    a story that made me hold my breath… great cadence throughout.

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . December 5, 2012 . Reply

      Thank you, Kelly! 🙂

  • ayala . June 12, 2012 . Reply

    Deep and intense!!!!!!

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . June 14, 2012 . Reply

      Why thank you, my sweet Ayala. ♥ 🙂

  • Beth Winter . June 12, 2012 . Reply

    My master of fright, another hair-raising tale that captures the edginess and panic of the attack. Very intense, Brad.

    Love you <3

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . June 14, 2012 . Reply

      Thank you love, thank you so much. I love you. :heart: 😉

  • jackie dick . June 13, 2012 . Reply

    Love the kissing of the furry head…the amber eyes…always toyed and dreamt of shapeshifting into a white wolf with blue eyes…scary, yet not so…wonder why that is…do we all have the wolf in us?

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . June 14, 2012 . Reply

      Yes Jackie, we all have the wolf in us. Go out during the next full moon, and you’ll see. 😉

      Thank you, dear, and thank you for stopping by. ♥ 🙂

  • Old Ollie . June 13, 2012 . Reply

    cool gritty style – keep writing from the tomb

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . June 14, 2012 . Reply

      Thank you, Ollie! Oh, I’ll keep the pieces coming from the tomb; I am forever confined. Thanks for the read, and for stopping by, Ollie! 🙂

  • Louise . June 15, 2012 . Reply

    Deep, dark, mysterious & beautifully written. Lovely, Brad! 🙂

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . June 16, 2012 . Reply

      Thank you, my sweet Louise. And thank you for reading and stopping by, love. ♥ 🙂

  • Luke Prater . December 19, 2012 . Reply

    Humorous horror? Has a flow with the richness of aural devices

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . December 19, 2012 . Reply

      I guess you could say it’s a little humorous. There’s a splash of humor toward the end. Thanks for stopping by and reading, Luke! 🙂

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